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Anne Hidalgo Slams Azerbaijan's Arbitrary Detentions and Heritage Destruction in Artsakh


Anne Hidalgo Slams Azerbaijan's Arbitrary Detentions and Heritage Destruction in Artsakh

Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, has strongly condemned Azerbaijan's criminal actions in Artsakh, accusing the country of arbitrarily detaining former officials and destroying Armenian heritage in the region. Hidalgo's remarks came after her meeting with Luis Moreno Ocampo, the former prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, where they discussed the ongoing crisis in Armenia.


In a statement, Mayor Hidalgo expressed her deep concern about the situation in Armenia and held Azerbaijan responsible for the arbitrary detention of former Artsakh officials and the destruction of Armenian heritage within the territory. She referred to the genocidal process implemented by Azerbaijan during the blockade of the Lachin corridor, as documented in a report authored by Luis Moreno Ocampo.



Hidalgo emphasized the gravity of the situation, stating, "A tragedy continues to unfold in Armenia. Azerbaijan is guilty of arbitrarily detaining former Artsakh officials and destroying Armenian heritage in this territory." She extended her condolences to the victims and their families, as well as the 100,000 refugees and political prisoners detained by Azerbaijan.


Anne Hidalgo Slams Azerbaijan's Arbitrary Detentions and Heritage Destruction in Artsakh

Furthermore, Mayor Hidalgo announced her intention to present the honorary citizenship of Paris to representatives of the Armenians of Artsakh on December 10, coinciding with International Human Rights Day. This gesture signifies Paris's solidarity with the people of Artsakh and their struggle for human rights and justice.


Additionally, Hidalgo called for the immediate release of all Armenian prisoners held by Azerbaijan, urging the international community to intervene and address the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the region.


The Mayor's strong stance against Azerbaijan's actions highlights the international community's growing concern about the situation in Armenia and Artsakh. As the crisis continues to escalate, calls for humanitarian intervention and justice for the victims are becoming increasingly urgent.



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